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Old 12-08-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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I live in Tasmania and we do need heating here for the winter months, some winters are more extreme than others. We get many frosty nights here.Trouble with the weather in Victoria, Tasmania and parts of NSW is that it is inconsistent, it can be 30c today and 14 c tomorrow, sometimes even on the same day, that is probably why we feel the cold. When living in Melbourne i have known the Temp. to drop from 40c to 20c and less in 10 mins.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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That's true. I just needed a rant.
Ah rant away then... sorry.

Count yourself lucky you don't live in New Mexico or Hawaii.
Folks in those states have been asked if an American needed a passport to visit those states.
I actually came back from a vacation in Hawaii and when I got back to NY I was asked if I needed my passport. Egads.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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Very true. Even Hobart is mild.

Coldest temp ever for Hobart -2.8C (27F) on June 25, 1972

Miami, Florida record coldest: -2.8C (27F) on Feb. 3, 1917
Los Angeles record coldest: -4C (24F) on Dec. 22, 1944

Also keep in mind that Hobart is farther from the equator than Windsor, Ontario Canada
That is very odd… and kind of disappointing. It would be nice to see some extreme cold/snowy weather in this country for once. It seems as though all we get is heatwave after heatwave.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:42 AM
 
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Tokyo's winters are colder than any Australian capital.
I didn't know Tokyo was so cold, I thought it was quite comparable to our cities climates, what is the average high and low there? I know that Northern Japan is very cold, but I thought the rest was quite subtropical/humid and warm.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:49 AM
 
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That is very odd… and kind of disappointing. It would be nice to see some extreme cold/snowy weather in this country for once. It seems as though all we get is heatwave after heatwave.
Just take a short drive up Mt Wellington; snow, ice and wind.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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I grew up in Hobart, loved the place, but way too cold for my liking. Only tolerable during the winter if you live in a house with good heating. We just had heaters in the living room and a couple of bedrooms. So you'd spend most of your time in the living room with the heater blaring, but the rest of the house was literally an igloo. Again, being in a house with proper heating/insulation would solve these issues, the house I grew up in was built in 1917.

Summers were OK, but never warm enough. The odd late 20s/early 30s day here and there, but far too many days where it just sits around 20 to 21 degrees. I know for many people that an agreeable temp, but for me, I like the outdoors, I like it warmer than that. Nothing worse than it being the middle of summer and going for an evening walk in Hobart and you've that dirty sea breeze blowing and it's all of 12 degrees, and you're freezing your arse off.

Now I live in Sydney, and the weather is just so much better. Back in Hobart I swear I would suffer SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), always felt ****ty and down during the winter. Now I live up here, I feel much better.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:59 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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And everybody in Canada lives in igloos, it's -40C year round, and are socialist, commie bastards.


Anyway....12C? I got excited today because it's December and we hit 11C. So guess what? You ARE warm!
Don't forget we can't get eggs and milk in Canada and we all say 'aboot'.

It started to snow here today so it's finally warming up, it went from -10 up to -2 just with a little bit of snow.

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Old 12-10-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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Just take a short drive up Mt Wellington; snow, ice and wind.
You're missing the point. I think what people want is to be able to have snow at sea level, in the major cities, rather than having to visit a mountain/ski resort just to see some. Unfortunately we aren't that lucky, and the more people (including the Libs) pollute and destroy this country, the hotter it will get and the less snow we will see. Australia will one day be a furnace.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:49 PM
 
Location: NSW
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You're missing the point. I think what people want is to be able to have snow at sea level, in the major cities, rather than having to visit a mountain/ski resort just to see some. Unfortunately we aren't that lucky, and the more people (including the Libs) pollute and destroy this country, the hotter it will get and the less snow we will see. Australia will one day be a furnace.
Yes and Australia is moving North at about 10cm a year towards the Equator too, so will eventually slowly warm, if you get my Drift (excuse the pun).
Don't want to get into a political debate, but glad the Carbon Tax is gone.
And yes, there are very few populated centres that see snow that settles on a yearly basis, without having to drive and join the snow-chasers into remote uninhabited areas, before it melts and is gone again for another year.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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You're missing the point. I think what people want is to be able to have snow at sea level, in the major cities, rather than having to visit a mountain/ski resort just to see some. Unfortunately we aren't that lucky, and the more people (including the Libs) pollute and destroy this country, the hotter it will get and the less snow we will see. Australia will one day be a furnace.
What do you mean one day, it already is a furnace! Mt Wellington is also really close to the city, plus Hobart gets snow itself once in awhile, enough to be really special. Perths closest snow is occasionally in the Stirling ranges a 4 hour drive away. Other than that its a 4 hour plane ride away.
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